Marine Sciences

Aquaculture Topic of SeafoodSource.com Interview with Camire

Mary Ellen Camire, president of the Institute of Food Technologists and professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, spoke about sustainable aquaculture research during an interview with SeafoodSource.com. Camire says food science is a blended field with many disciplines, and that it will take a team approach to figure out […]

Read more

UMaine Ecologist Joins Role Models as Mercer Award Recipient

A University of Maine marine scientist has won a prestigious award for publishing an outstanding ecological research paper before the age of 40. Douglas Rasher, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Maine, received the Mercer Award at the 99th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America […]

Read more

Flood

CLAS Conference to Prep Community Planners on Ways to Cope with Climate Change

Editor’s note: For more information on the CLAS Conference, visit the conference website. Registration is available online. Old-timers sharing childhood stories about growing up in Maine sometimes recount hiking 10 miles uphill in 3 feet of snow to get to school — and home. Turns out those tales, of Maine winters anyway, might not be […]

Read more

UMaine Piloting Interdisciplinary Renewable Energy Course

The University of Maine is piloting an interdisciplinary course based on Maine tidal power development research that aims to better understand the process of applying a comprehensive approach to renewable energy projects. The course, Marine Renewable Energy: Engineering, Oceanography, Biology and Human Dimensions, is coordinated by Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor of marine biology, and […]

Read more

herring ladder

Sustainable Science in Action

Jeff Lord concedes he does a lot of sitting, watching and waiting along the herring ladder at Highland Lake. But when gangs of alewives begin to leap and flop their way upriver from Mill Brook, his patience is well rewarded. “It can get a little boring, so I really appreciate when there is action,” the […]

Read more

Aquaculture

$20 Million NSF Grant to Launch Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network in Maine

A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program in Maine. Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine will use the grant to mobilize the collective capacity of Maine’s coastal science resources to establish SEANET, a research network focused on sustainable […]

Read more

extreme weather

Scientists Seek to Improve Prediction of Extreme Weather Events

University of Maine scientists are partnering with multiple agencies to improve the accuracy of forecasts of hurricanes, superstorms, blizzards and floods that endanger people and animals and destroy property. UMaine received $1.5 million of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s $5.5 million award to increase the precision of predictions of extreme weather events and coastal […]

Read more

AP, Press Herald Advance Maine Ocean Acidification Committee Meeting at DMC

The Associated Press and the Portland Press Herald reported the Maine Ocean Acidification Committee will hold its first meeting on Aug. 1 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole. The committee is studying the effects of ocean acidification on the state’s environment and economy. “Maine is taking the lead on ocean […]

Read more